Location of Bezirk Erfurt within the German Democratic Republic
|Country||German Democratic Republic|
|Subdivisions||13 Kreise and 2 Stadtkreise|
|• Total||7,349 km2 (2,837 sq mi)|
|• Density||170/km2 (440/sq mi)|
|Vehicle registration||L, F|
The district was established, with the other 13, on July 25, 1952, substituting the old German states. After October 3, 1990, it was disestablished due to the German reunification, becoming again part of the state of Thuringia.
The Bezirk was divided into 15 Kreise: 2 urban districts (Stadtkreise) and 13 rural districts (Landkreise):
- Urban districts : Erfurt; Weimar.
- Rural districts : Apolda; Arnstadt; Eisenach; Erfurt-Land; Gotha; Heiligenstadt; Langensalza; Mühlhausen; Nordhausen; Sömmerda; Sondershausen; Weimar-Land; Worbis.
- "40 Jahre DDR", National central administration for statistics, May 1989
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